Monday, February 21, 2011

I've got the power; new stitches prompt switch to motorized wheelchair for short period

The bad news is that the new stitches in my back has led to our surgeon, Dr. Robert Lee, limiting my arm movements for the next two weeks.
The really bad news, at least for the people at G.F. Strong and the general public around King Ed and Laurel in Vancouver, is that they've given me a power wheelchair.
Oh. Mercy. Think of the havoc I can cause with a motor and wheels?
I'm feeling strong and confident, so I think I'll be back doing a lot of walking through the next couple of weeks, but the power chair does have a certain video game appeal to it, since it's controlled by a joystick.
As for the wound, it's a little antsy at times, but it's not too surprising, considering the skin there has been through 20 radiation sessions to battle back my Solitary Plasmacytoma tumour and the seven surgeries. It does seem to be getting more under control after Dr. Lee's on-the-fly stitch session on Saturday.


  1. It's damn nice to hear that you really are rolling! By the way, consider the joystick an aid to help prep you for the next time we play bubble hockey at your house. I believe it still reads 2-0 Probie on the s-c-o-r-e-b-o-a-r-d.

  2. Steve, Ok so I guess getting new stitches is a fair enough reason to shrug off my visit....(just kidding!). Glad to hear you and Carol Anne are doing well. I will try to pop by another time.
    ~"Nurse Jackie"

  3. Sorry Nurse Jackie.
    Not-so patient patient Steve

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